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Narcissus tazetta 'Paperwhite' /Paperwhite Narcissus

Narcissus tazetta 'Paperwhite'  / Narcissus tazetta 'Paperwhite'
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This variety blooms very early, often by Thanksgiving in the Lower South

Multiple flowers borne on a single stem

Inflorescence with many flowers on one spike

Yellow stigma with yellow pollen

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Scientific Name: Narcissus tazetta 'Paperwhite'
Common Name: Paperwhite Narcissus
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: Under 1 foot
Spread: to 1 foot
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Dry
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
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Comments: One of the best varieties for forcing into bloom indoors, when planted in rocks or other material and the roots kept wet. It generally takes 4-6 weeks to force them into flower. Also, one of the best varieties for use in the landscape. It is early flowering and is very fragrant.